Monthly Archives: September 2014

Return to Hunakwa Lake

This aerial photo by famed wilderness photographer Myron Kozak was on the 1996 Western Canada Wilderness Committee’s calender

It is one of the Shuswap’s truly special places. Hunakwa Lake lies in the low valley between the Anstey Arm of Shuswap Lake and the small community of Seymour Arm, and is the centerpiece of the 6,853-hectare Anstey Hunakwa Provincial Park. Last weekend, we canoed around the six kilometre long wilderness lake and were fully absorbed by its pristine serenity, rich wildlife habitat and the amazing views of the distant hills and mountains.

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Roots and Blues 2014 – Facetime

The impact of the missionaries

                            Father Le Jeunne

Prior to European contact, the Secwepemc people had their own spiritual beliefs and customs based on respect for all life and nature, that had developed over many thousands of years. But after just four decades of life with the fur traders, the Secwepemc were eager to embrace the White man’s religion, but in their own ways. The first opportunity came in February 1843 when 400 natives gathered to wait ten days in the cold outside the Thompson’s River Post for a visit by Jesuit Father Demers.

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